What songs will Brad Paisley play in concert?
Paisley has an overwhelming stockpile of records to draw material from, from his 1999 debut Who Needs Pictures to his most recent 2013 release, Wheelhouse. Paisley leans towards his newer material, which comes as little surprise. But Paisley throws in a small collection, roughly 4-5 songs, from his first four albums. This is a great nod to long term fans that have grown alongside Paisley throughout his career. He gained many followers from his twice over platinum record, Time Well Wasted. Songs from that record remain mainstays even when Paisley is gearing the setlist towards his latest release.
Paisley likes to balance the setlist between slightly more somber selections and huge country-rock epics. The duality between silly and serious has allowed Paisley to breach generations and bring in crowds of all ages. Paisley has opted for one high impact cover of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher,” featuring a guitar solo that ignites the audience. Below is a typical setlist drawn from Brad Paisley’s 2014 concert tour.
Southern Comfort Zone
Mud on the Tires
The Mona Lisa
American Saturday Night
Outstanding in Our Field
This Is Country Music
Waitin’ On a Woman
I’m Still a Guy
Beat This Summer
I’m Gonna Miss Her
What should I expect from a Brad Paisley concert?
Paisley has always placed an overwhelming emphasis on visuals, with huge theatrics and silly bursts of energy. He manages to balance a sense of serious country balladry against a slick Van Halen-inspired bombastic energy.
Attendees should expect slick visual production, spearheaded by a huge television screen that switches between live footage of Paisley performing at the show and pre-recorded footage that has a theme or style to it that fits the song.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Brad Paisley’s tour?
Braid Paisley has a fan club which doles out presale tickets. There are four total levels ranging from $10 to $39.99. The big daddy not only gets you access to advance tickets, but also meet and greet requests, and full access to all bonus content from the website. Every level of the fan club includes advance ticket options. Tickets are withheld for the fan club members for nearly all dates on headlining tours.
Members will need to visit the tour schedule page to purchase tickets through the website. The website then reaffirms who is a fan club member by your login. Discount rates apply for those that order tickets multiple times and remain long-term members of the club.
The fan club doesn’t have a stranglehold on the presale tickets. Depending on the market, there are LiveNation, venue, radio and Citicard presales. The LiveNation presale is hooked up to its iPhone app which can be downloaded here. Access to the Citicard presale is normally the first six digits on your card. Venue and radio presales are specific to the market you live in. Your best bet is to join their mailing list and follow them on social media for additional information on these opportunities.
Who is Brad Paisley’s publicist and press contact?
Brad Paisley’s media relations are handled by Schmidt Relations and Sony Music Nashville. Darlene Bieber looks after Paisley’s PR at Schmidt Relations and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allen Brown handles Paisley’s account over at Sony Music Nashville and can be reached at email@example.com.
“Many artists have introduced video duets into their show but none come off as well as Paisley’s duet with a high definition broadcast of Carrie Underwood during “Remind Me.” High tech details, simple humor and an abundance of skilled musicianship all contributed to a flawless performance.” – Daniel DeSlover of the Examiner
“The country singer and guitar-slinger didn’t spare the special effects in a fast-paced performance on for nearly two hours on Saturday at Amway Center. It’s called the “Beat This Winter” tour and the hot guitar licks and extravagant light show combined to turn up the arena’s thermostat.” – Jim Abbott of the Orlando Sentinel
“Not that his 1¾-hour show Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center wasn’t highly entertaining. If you were seeing him live for the first time, you might have thought it one of the best country concerts you’ve ever experienced — the eye-popping visuals, the expressive guitar work, the balance of seriousness and silliness.” – Jon Bream of Vitamn Magazine
Brooks & Dunn’s Neon Circus & Wild West Show (2003)
Tour Opening Acts: Hayseed Dixie
Started April 28, 2003 in Pelham, Arizona | Ended August 5, 2003 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Mud & Suds Tour (2004)
Tour Opening Acts: Sara Evans, Andy Griggs
Started December 2, 2004 in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Ended May 1, 2005 in Galveston, Texas
Two Hats & A Redhead Tour (2005)
Tour Opening Acts: Reba McEntire, Terri Clark
Started April 15, 2005 in Virginia Beach | Ended June 18, 2005 in San Bernardino CA
Time Well Wasted Tour (2006)
Tour Opening Acts: Sara Evans, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Josh Turner, Billy Currington
Started September 22, 2006 in Birmingham, Alabama | Ended December 8, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois
Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour (2007/2008)
Tour Opening Acts: Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram, Kellie Pickler, Rodney Atkins, Chuck Wicks
Started September 6, 2007 in London, England | Ended December 1, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio
The Paisley Party Tour (2008)
Tour Opening Acts: Chuck Wicks, Julianne Hough, Jewel
Started June 11, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Ended October 18, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas
The Paisley Party Tour (2009)
Tour Opening Acts: Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Crystal Shawanda
Started January 15, 2009 in Southaven, Mississippi | Ended March 1, 2009 in Yakima, Washington
American Saturday Night Tour (2009/2010)
Tour Opening Acts: Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore
Started June 5, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina | Ended March 6, 2010 in Charleston, South Carolina
The H2O Tour (2010)
Tour Opening Acts: Darius Rucker, Justin Moore
Started May 21, 2010 in Virginia Beach, Virginia | Ended September 25, 2010 in Denver, Colorado
The H2O Frozen Over Tour (2011)
Tour Opening Acts: Darius Rucker, Jerrod Niemann)
Started January 20, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin | Ended February 26, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee
H2O II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour (2011)
Tour Opening Acts: Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann)
Started June 3, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia | Ended September 25, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina
Virtual Reality World Tour (2012)
Tour Opening Acts: The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Pistol Annies & Jerrod Niemann
Started January 12, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan | Ended November 13, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland
Beat This Summer Tour (2013)
Tour Opening Acts: Chris Young, Lee Brice, The Henningsens
Started May 9, 2013 in Maryland Heights, Missouri | Ended November 16, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota